Archives Service Awarded Grant by Lord Crewe Charity

Nathaniel Lord Crewe (1633-1721) was Bishop of Durham from 1674 until his death. In 1700 he married Dorothy Forster of Bamburgh and in 1709 purchased Forster family lands in Bamburgh and Blanchland, Northumberland. Under the terms of Lord Crewe’s will his Northumberland and Durham estates were left in trust with the income to be distributed…

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Recent Community Foundation Grants

The Trust received good news recently in the form of two grants from the Community Foundation, which, every year, awards grants to hundreds of small charities in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, and across North East England, through funds set up by its donors. The first grant from the Lough Fund will allow work to…

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New collections acquired by Archives

Between 1 February 2022-20 April 2022 the Service accessioned 51 new collections at Woodhorn.  There is a list of a further 72 accessions awaiting deposit with potential new deposits being added to the list each week. Efforts are made to try to catalogue as many of the new deposits upon receipt as possible.  During the…

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Succeeding against the Odds – the birth of the Northumberland Archives Charitable Trust

Philip Mawer - Chair

Setting up a new charity is a considerable challenge at any time. Doing this in the middle of a global pandemic is even more so. The Trust’s Chair, Sir Philip Mawer, tells the story of the first challenging year. When the Trustees of the Northumberland Archives Trust met for the first time towards the end…

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Do you have skills the Trust could use?

Now that the Trust is up and running, and with a website to allow contact with the outside world, it highlights our need for volunteers to help publicise the work of the Trust using modern means of communication. Do you have experience of social media platforms like FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp that you could…

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Time proofing the digital archives

We are all familiar with the rapid changes that have taken place over the years in the world of digital technology. How many people can still access data on a floppy disc, and what about documents and spreadsheets from the 1980s produced using Word Perfect or SuperCalc, just two of the many formats developed over…

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